Iliac crest osteocutaneous flap reconstruction for ameloblastoma of the mandible in a patient with bilateral peronea artery magna: case report

J Craniofac Surg. 2003 Sep;14(5):809-14. doi: 10.1097/00001665-200309000-00041.


Success of oromandibular reconstructions is increasingly achieved through fundamental microvascular techniques that incorporate innovative adjunct modalities. We report a complex case of a large anterior mandibular plexiform ameloblastoma reconstructed with an iliac crest free flap in a young woman with bilateral peronea arteria magna. This article serves to highlight the application of several new technologies in an effort to provide a functional and cosmetically acceptable result.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ameloblastoma / surgery*
  • Arteries / abnormalities
  • Bone Plates
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leg / blood supply
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Oral Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Skin Transplantation
  • Surgical Flaps